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biology or chemistry?

biology
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chemistry
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Total votes : 33

Postby canalon » Fri May 13, 2005 7:04 pm

biostudent84 wrote:*grins evilly*

I am an american. We see all people living in canada as canadian. I mean you no offense, and will stop if you wish me too. But many americans love making fun of canada in any way possible (even though I personally prefer Canada to America).


No offense.
And... well see the other topic.

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Postby Poison » Sun May 15, 2005 2:02 pm

Asking Bio or Chem in a biology forum is a very strange thing... :shock:
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Postby MrMistery » Sun May 15, 2005 5:41 pm

Stranger is that nobody said "Bio is better!!"
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Postby skilban » Mon May 16, 2005 2:24 pm

yes ok and if it was such an idiotic question well how come 2 people have voted for chemistry and bio chem does rule
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Postby Poison » Mon May 16, 2005 5:39 pm

skilban wrote:yes ok and if it was such an idiotic question well how come 2 people have voted for chemistry and bio chem does rule


those are the ones who are in the wrong forum, I guess... :P

MrMistery wrote:Stranger is that nobody said "Bio is better!!"


Biology is the BEST!!! :)
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Postby MrMistery » Mon May 16, 2005 6:10 pm

Yes it is!!!
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Bio or chem?

Postby victor » Tue May 17, 2005 12:37 pm

I agree with the other also. It's not a matter when you want to study about bio or chem because like it or not you must learn both of them in biochemistry. So, I think first you learn about biology (the general one) then followed by chemistry (basic chemistry) and then again you will learn both of them in biochemistry....pretty confusing huh? one need memorizing while the others need you to do analyzing... :wink:
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Postby Jelanen » Tue May 17, 2005 3:05 pm

If only it were that easy. I took general chemistry (inorganic) at the same time I took general biology, the next year I took organic chemistry and genetics, the year after I took a full year of biochemistry. Biochemistry is NOT enough chemistry for most biologists. Lemme clarify that..if you are gonna be a biologist working in a lab with DNA, proteins, etc then get as much chemistry as you possibly can, up to an including physical chemistry. If you are particularly nuts and/or driven, get a double major biology-chemistry. Now, if you are going to be one of those wildlife biologists or plant-counters or a behaviorist, then you prolly don't need much more chemistry than your university requires.
For example, Phil Sharp, Nobel laurate, discovered RNAi, works at MIT, all around cool guy (heard him speak and met him at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philly) is NOT a biologist...hes a chemist. Having (and understanding) as much chemistry as possible is becoming more and more important. Oh, and if you really wanna be doing the hot new, bleeding edge kinda stuff...two things: get some computer courses in, and go to a good sized university..the small ones can't afford to keep up with the lightspeed pace of molecular/cell biology anymore since the instruments are not cheap....

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PS. Oh, almost forgot...if you are one of those whackjobs who wanna become an MD *shiver* then a chemistry major with a biology minor is a better track...at least in the USA.
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Postby MrMistery » Tue May 17, 2005 6:46 pm

So what do you advise me to do Jelanen? There are no other univerisities in my country than small ones. We have 5 or 6 electron microscopes in the entire country, needless to say that we do not have anything invented after 1995.
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Postby Jelanen » Tue May 17, 2005 8:01 pm

Attempt to go to school in Germany, Italy, England, USA.... That may or may not be feasible for you.

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Postby MrMistery » Tue May 17, 2005 8:11 pm

I have already made up my mind and that is what i will do... Still haven't decided if i should go to harvard or MIT...
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Postby Poison » Tue May 17, 2005 8:47 pm

Attempting a university abroad is not easy (this is only my opinion). I've thought of this many times, but I'm still in my country. BUt anyway.... I am happy to be here... :)
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